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Ius est ars boni et aequi

English translation: The law is the art of the good and the fair/equitable

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22:17 Nov 16, 2013
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Latin term or phrase: Ius est ars boni et aequi
The law is a good and equal art?
Thanks in advance!
Gad Kohenov
Israel
Local time: 22:46
English translation:The law is the art of the good and the fair/equitable
Explanation:
Strictly speaking 'fair' and not 'just' because 'just' would be 'iusti', not 'aequi'. It's your choice between 'fair' and 'equitable', though the latter is more precise.
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Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz
Poland
Local time: 21:46
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +5The law is the art of the good and the fair/equitable
Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz


  

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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
The law is the art of the good and the fair/equitable


Explanation:
Strictly speaking 'fair' and not 'just' because 'just' would be 'iusti', not 'aequi'. It's your choice between 'fair' and 'equitable', though the latter is more precise.

Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz
Poland
Local time: 21:46
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Native speaker of: Polish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!

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